Bass Book on Groove Design, Basslines, and Rhythms
by Philipp Rehm
Publisher: Alfred Music
In English 296 Pages
Format: 23 x 30.5 cm (9 x 12 inches)
438 audio examples (mp3-CD / Online Audio)
Featuring Ralf Gustke (Drums)
Includes Bass Matrix Tone Navigator Bookmark
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ISBN-10: 3-947998-15-5
Publisher No. ALF 20281US
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Welcome to the BASS MATRIX!

Dive into the captivating world of bass playing and discover everything you‘ve ever wanted to know about rhythms, basslines, and Groove Design. Rev up your bass engine with the innovative approach of the BASS MATRIX. No need to worry about reading sheet music. The specially designed BASS MATRIX notation is as intuitive as the grid of a drum machine. It shows exactly where each note is placed and how long it should sound—perfect if you‘re not the best at sight-reading.

  • Make your timing and groove as solid as a rock.
  • Unlock the magic behind riffs and basslines and explore their irresistible charm.
  • Enhance your rhythmic skills with subdivisions and groupings.
  • Draw from an extensive pool of bass riffs, fills, beats, fretboard diagrams, jams, creative exercises, and useful bass tools.
  • Practical groove methods for developing captivating basslines and bass & drum patterns.
  • Get that groove pumping, easily, in any groove situation and time signature. From 4/4 to Odd Meter.
  • Navigate effortlessly through many music styles: Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Metal, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Afrobeat, Latin, and more.
  • Explore an epic collection of well over 400 song and audio examples inspired by well-known songs, bands, and bassists.
  • including bass & drum groove atlas and a large fill-in library.

BASS MATRIX helps you build your groove and fill repertoire, ready to roll in all keys and groove situations, so you can play in a song-friendly, solid, and tasteful way—just what you need for your everyday bass life. Presented in a form that is suitable for beginners, advanced players, and pros alike.

Guided by the renowned bassist Philipp Rehm and together with drumming icon Ralf Gustke, BASS MATRIX leads you into new and unexplored musical territories that you will love.
Grab your instrument, get comfortable, and let‘s rock together!